I recently discovered ginger beer. It is nonalcoholic (well, it’s fermented, but it has less alcohol than yeast-risen bread) and reminiscent of ginger ale, but stronger and spicier, and, unfortunately, harder to find. And it’s the base for may other drinks like the Moscow Mule, but I wanted to create a ginger grapefruit drink instead. I decided to go mocktail on this one, but I won’t tell if you add some kind of liquor- really, any liquor would work in this. If you don’t like ginger, then replace the ginger beer with prosecco.
To make this grapefruit ginger sparkler, all you need is:
- A large grapefruit
- 1/4 basil leaves
- 1 can ginger beer (I used diet so I could drink the rest)
Juice the grapefruit and add the juice with the basil leaves to a shaker and muddle to squash up the the basil. Add ice and shake for 30 seconds to chill the juice, then strain into a cocktail glass. Top with ginger beer and a leaf of basil for extra specialness. Enjoy your guilt-free treat!
- Large grapefruit, juiced
- 1/4 cup basil leaves
- 1 can ginger beer
- Muddle basil leaves and grapefruit juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
- Shake with ice for 30 seconds.
- Strain into cocktail glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with basil leaf.